Back in September Livescience posted this great series of images showing a dutch police officer deploying their secret anti-drone weapon: Eagles.
I’m always astounded by images of unusual animals. That’s why last year I talked about the albino dolphin found by the Taiji roundup. That story was somewhat sad in that the family of the unusual specimen was destroyed by the pointless atrocity that is the Taiji Cove roundup.
The animal displayed above is called Iceberg. Iceberg was originally spotted in 2010. He’s part of a family that has remained together off the coast of Russia. The modern sighting has verified him and his family as part of the fish eating type of Orca, but his status as either true albino or leuistic has not yet been established. Russian waters are home to more than one white Orca, but this suggests that the population may be breeding closely and thus resulting in this concentration of recessively colored animals. Currently in Russia 5 white individuals have been confirmed, and there is evidence that suggests that the actual numbers might be as high as 8.
I look forward to the ongoing research on this unique population, and hope that the White Orcas of Russia continue to swim free!
Since I don’t have a great deal of time today, I’m just going to urge you to visit Discovery News and check out this awesome article!
You know me. I love rounding up some news for you! This roundup features photos!
- Dinosaurs of a Feather Come Together: Photos – JAN 31, 2013 08:20 AM ET // BY TALAL AL-KHATIB
Just a fun collection of pictures of avian dinosaur theoretical appearances.
- Top 15 Action Shots From Puppy Bowl – FEB 1, 2013 03:00 PM ET // BY DISCOVERY NEWS
Puppies are cute. Need I say more?
- It’s Groundhog Day (Again): Photos – FEB 1, 2013 03:00 PM ET // BY RICHARD FARRELL
Cute again. I’m predictable. What can I say?